Episode 4242
Episode 4242
Production code P694/4242
ITV transmission date 6th August 1997 (Wednesday)
Story editor Ann McManus
Story associates Jim O'Hanlon
Gareth Roberts
Writer Maureen Chadwick
Designer Christopher Walker
Director Lou Wakefield
Producer Brian Park
Previous episode 4th August 1997
Next episode 8th August 1997


Sally dumps the girls on Kevin for the day, reminding him that he wanted access, but is furious because Natalie takes them out in order that he can continue working. Angie takes Leanne on as a cleaner at the factory when Janice begs her to but it is only for a trial period. Toyah gets drunk with two boys, Mickey Hegarty and Pete Hickman, in No.5. Janice comes home to tell Leanne about the job, finds the youngsters and kicks the boys out. They return later to get more drink and attack Leanne but Samantha rescues her and physically kicks the boys out. Samantha then fails to keep her date with Des and explains to him how she was raped by a family friend called Ian Phillips and how it has ruined her life - the incident at the Battersbys' house brought it all back to her. She worries that everyone will think her strange in the way that she treats men.


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  • TV Times synopsis: A frightening encounter for Leanne brings Samantha’s past to the surface.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,220,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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